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1 Give Yourself a Competitive Edge in the Job Market Marion Rogers Tri Tek Services

2 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd What Do Employers Expect From Graduate Engineers? ► How important are your skills? How important is your attitude? ► How important are your grades? ► How can you improve your employability?  Holiday work  Homework  Show & tell

3 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Where Are The Jobs For Graduate Engineers? ► Engineering companies  Newspapers, internet, notice boards ► Recruitment companies  Newspapers, internet, notice boards ► Networks  Holiday and project work experience, who you know

4 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Recruiter Or Employer? ► Different types of information for each ► Make sure you know who your information is going to ► Who will be interviewing you? HR staff, your manager, or a recruiter? ► Make sure you know what the recruiter’s role is

5 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd You Need To Have Thought About… ► What’s important to you ► How your job fits into the company structure ► What advantages you have ► What career you want to build ► Your likes, dislikes, skills & insights

6 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd You Need To Know… ► What you need to enjoy your job ► How the balance between skill & attitude influences employers ► What an employer expects from you ► That the number of people who have applied for a job is irrelevant ► That you are in charge of your life

7 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd How To Send An ► Professional language, content, & style ► Attachments - name, size, & type ► Supporting documents ► Spell-check and proof-read How To Write A Cover Letter ► To whom, for what, when, & why ► Concise, clear, & courteous

8 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd How To Write A Curriculum Vitae ► Overall Format  Appropriate structure & length  Common mistakes & proofreading  Objectives - how to lose the job in 15 seconds  Personal Information - what employers want to know but won’t ask

9 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd ► Education  How much secondary school information?  Your degree grades ► Work History  Full time & part time  Project & practical course-work

10 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd ► Referees & references ► Reality check & proofread ► Do your homework What does your + cover letter + CV say about you?

11 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Interviews ► Preparation  Research the company  Gather your CV & supporting documents  Review before your interview ► Presentation  Clothes  Location, traffic, & timing  Reception staff

12 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd What Interviews Are For ► Companies & recruiters use interviews to find out:  Who you are  What you want to do  What you can offer the company ► You use an interview to find out:  What the job involves  The style & ethos of the company  What career path they can offer

13 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd ► You need to know:  An interview is a 2-way street  What you want, & how to ask relevant questions  How to look & sound professional ► The big moment  How to lose the job before sitting down  Introductions, handshakes, & names  Coffee, tea, & water

14 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd ► The listening & talking balance ► Attitude & technical skills ► Career and/or a job ► How to make sure you are not offered the job ► Interview closing  Handshake or no handshake?

15 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd ► Post-interview  What happens next  How to tell a company that you are/not interested  How to help employers decide

16 Career Paths

17 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Career Paths from your Degree Completed Degree Level Qualification Research Design and Development Sales and Marketing Manufacturing and Production Logistics and Materials

18 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Hardware or Software Design Graduate Technical Specialist R&D Manager Senior Product Design Engineer Project Team Leader Product Designer Assistant Product Designer Project Manager

19 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Graduate Interested in Sales Technical Customer Support Inside Sales Sales Representative Sales EngineerProduct Engineer Sales Manager Divisional/Regional Manager General Manager Field Applications Engineer Product Manager Regional/Global Product Manager Sales and Marketing Manager R&D / Product Design

20 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Manufacturing Graduate Engineer Manufacturing Manager Engineering Manager Production Manager Production Supervisor Production Team-leader Production / Process Engineer Production Co-ordinator Production / Process Team-leader Production Engineer Junior Production Engineer Project Manager Project Engineer

21 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Graduate Interested in Logistics and Materials Materials and Logistics Manager Warehouse Manager Materials Manager Logistics Manager Purchasing Manager Purchasing Officer Inventory Controller Storeperson

22 (c) Tri Tek Services Ltd Marion Rogers Tri Tek Services clear.net.nz


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